Little Havana Nightlife
Following the advice of StoryCorps participants, facilitators Nadja Middleton and Jonah Engle checked out Little Havana’s Hoy Como Ayer nightclub. To better rock the crowd with his mix of Cuban hip hop and reggae, Descemer Bueno would sometimes come off stage, as illustrated in the photo above. Before moving to the United States a few years ago, Bueno lived in his native Havana. Then came the Spam Allstars. The Miami based band is often on tour, but they are also Hoy Como Ayer regulars. With their latin, funk, hip hop and dub improvisations, they keep the audience dancing and guessing well past these facilitators’ bedtime. Featured in the picture below are flautist and vocalist Mercedes Abal and alto sax player A.J. Hill.